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Inked: SE Asia

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Singapore has been named as the first official Southeast Asian stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race’s history. The fleet of Volvo Open 70’s is expected to reach Singapore in mid-December of 2008, and will tie up at the new, state-of-the-art One Degree 15 Marina Club, located on the resort island of Sentosa. Says Glenn Burke, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race: “Singapore is vastly experienced in managing major sporting events and, as a testament to this, has just recently acquired the Formula One Grand Prix. The facilities provided to us by One Degree 15 on Sentosa Island will be world class.” The second in-port races for the 2008/2009 Volvo Ocean Race will take place in Singapore (the first taking place in Alicante, Spain, prior to the race’s start). After visiting Singapore, the fleet will eventually spin its wheels towards its last Asiatic stopover, Qingdao, China, home of the 2008 Olympic sailing regatta. For more information, check out: www.volvooceanrace.org

Posted: November 19, 2007

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